How Much Do IVF Shots Cost?
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a fertility treatment in which eggs are fertilized outside of a woman’s body. For people facing challenges conceiving, IVF may help.
One question patients often ask Drs. Nurit Winkler and Marc Kalan is “how much do IVF shots cost?.” The exact costs to our patients in Encino, CA, Bakersfield, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and neighboring areas will vary based on a number of factors, including insurance, financing, and grants and charity programs for those who qualify.
Our financial team at the Los Angeles Reproductive Center strives to make pricing clear and fair for patients. To learn more about the costs of IVF, we invite you to schedule a consultation. In the meantime, let’s take a closer look at the general costs of IVF shots.
IVF Requires a Series of Shots
Before eggs can be fertilized through IVF, they must first be removed. Normally, one egg is released per cycle. In order to increase the chance of successful fertilization, several eggs need to be released at once. This is achieved through a series of shots.
Patients will need to give themselves an injection of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) once a day for roughly one to two weeks. Some patients may need to give themselves FSH shots longer if their eggs aren’t sufficiently matured.
When it’s time to retrieve the eggs, a “trigger shot” of luteinizing hormone (LH) is administered. This shot stimulates ovulation, or the release of eggs, so that they can be retrieved through a minor procedure.
What Is the Cost of IVF Shots?
The exact costs of IVF medications will vary based on many factors unique to each patient. With that said, most people pay around $3,000 to $5,000.
Costs may be lower depending or higher, generally ranging between $2,000 to $7,000. There are several reasons that the costs of IVF shots range in price, for example, some patients need to take FSH shots longer than others.
Factors Affecting the Cost of IVF Shots
IVF shots vary in price based on patient needs and other factors, including:
- Pharmaceutical companies and health insurers: IVF medications are made by pharmaceutical companies. These companies along with health insurers set the prices for IVF medications.
- Insurance coverage: Some medical insurance companies cover some of the costs of IVF and medications. This can help reduce the costs for patients who have IVF medications included in their insurance coverage.
- Brand of medication: Often, using brand name IVF medications means higher costs for IVF shots. Using generic options whenever possible can help save money.
- Length of treatment: The length of time needed to administer IVF shots can affect the costs. For example, those who only need shots for about a week will likely pay less than those who need two weeks of medication.
- Medication dosage: Medication dosages vary between patients based on such things as weight and medical factors. Those who need higher dosages may have higher costs for IVF shots than those who need a lower dosage of medication.
Find Out Your Costs for IVF
Don’t let the costs of IVF prevent you from pursuing your dream of having children. Our financial department is dedicated to helping couples and individuals find a way to make IVF fit their budget. To learn more about your costs for IVF, please call (818) 946-8051 to schedule a consultation.